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Definitions of mechanical

  1. Mechanicalness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. Mechanically. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. lacking thought or feeling Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. using (or as if using) mechanisms or tools or devices; "a mechanical process"; "his smile was very mechanical"; "a mechanical toy" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. relating to or governed by or in accordance with mechanics; "a belief that the universe is a mechanical contrivance"; "the mechanical pressure of a strong wind" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. Pertaining to, governed by, or in accordance with, mechanics, or the laws of motion; pertaining to the quantitative relations of force and matter, as distinguished from mental, vital, chemical, etc.; as, mechanical principles; a mechanical theory; mechanical deposits. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Made and operated by interaction of forces without a directing intelligence; as, a mechanical universe. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Obtained by trial, by measurements, etc.; approximate; empirical. See the 2d Note under Geometric. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Pertaining to mechanics; produced by or as by a machine; automatic. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Constructed according to the principles of mechanics; applying to machines; acting as a mere machine: done in the manner of a machine, or by force of mere habit; pertaining to artisans or mechanics: acting by physical power, without chemical change. Mechanical philosophy, a philosophy which would account for things on the principles of mere mechanics. Mechanical powers, the lever, the wheel and axle, the pulley, the inclined plane, the wedge, and the screw, the elementary contrivances of which all machines are composed. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. Pert. to machines; constructed or performed according to the laws of mechanics; physical, or not chemical; manual, or not mental; done by a machine; done by mere force of habit. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for mechanical

  1. Illustrations of the text are freely used, and the mechanical execution of the work is excellent. – Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks by Pierre Blot
  2. The differences among these, however, have more to do the mechanical construction than with the process of drying. – Seasoning of Wood by Joseph B. Wagner
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